The easiest way for new users to start X windows is to type:
Error messages are lost unless you redirect them because the server takes over the screen.
startx >& startx.log
To get out of X windows, type: ``
exit'' in the console xterm.
You can customize your X by creating
.twmrc files in your home directory as described in the xinit
and startx man pages.
To start the display manager, log in as root on the console and type:
You can start xdm automatically on bootup by changing the line
xdm=NO xdm_flags="" # x11 display manager
xdm=YES xdm_flags="" # x11 display manager
Under NetBSD 1.4 and later with the wscons console driver, you must enable a virtual console for the X server first. To do this follow these steps:
cd /dev ; ./MAKEDEV wscons''.
/etc/wscons.confexists. The relevant bits:
#screen 0 - vt100 screen 1 - vt100 screen 2 - vt100 screen 3 - vt100 screen 4 - - screen 5 - vt100
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Note that the binary distributions of XFree86 for NetBSD don't include support for the XDM-AUTHORIZATION-1 protocol.